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August, 2020

AGS Lab to Resume Grading Lab-Grown Diamonds

American Gem Society’s (AGS) grading lab will again evaluate laboratory-grown diamonds, a service it began in 2012 and then stopped in 2013 due to...
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August, 2020

Vasana Ratanasunya on her mission to make diamonds everyday jewellery

When Vasana Ratanasunya first set her mind on making VVS & Co. Bangkok a go-to name for every lady looking...
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July, 2020

Diamonds Are A Watch’s Best Friend

New models in Harry Winston’s Ocean Biretrograde collection reaffirm the brand’s status as one of the world’s most important purveyors...
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July, 2020

“Botswana Should Not Produce or Sell Synthetic Diamonds”

According to the official, synthetics will "compromise" the value of Botswana's natural diamonds Lucara Diamonds Mmetla Masire, permanent secretary at...
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July, 2020

GIA Embraces Automated Clarity Grading

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has teamed up with IBM Research to develop an automated system for grading the...
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July, 2020

WA cuts diamond royalty rate

Western Australia has reduced its diamond royalty rate by a significant 33.3 per cent, a move that has been welcomed...
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July, 2020

Alrosa, ZCDC JV starts prospecting for diamonds in Zimbabwe

Alrosa Zimbabwe (Alrosa Zim), a joint venture (JV) between Russian diamond miner Alrosa and Zimbabwe State-owned miner Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond...
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July, 2020

Petra Diamonds sells Botswana exploration assets

Petra Diamonds (PDL.L) has agreed to sell its Botswanan exploration assets to Botswana Diamonds (BODP.L) for $300,000 and a 5%...
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July, 2020

Lucara to Sell all High-Value Diamonds through HB Group

Lucara is to sell all its larger rough diamonds through the Antwerp-based HB Group in what it describes as a...
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July, 2020

Covid-19 Ravages De Beers Sales

De Beers’ sales and production nosedived in the second quarter as the coronavirus crushed diamond demand throughout the pipeline and...
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July, 2020

Kunming partners with Rio Tinto for Argyle diamonds

The world’s second-largest miner, Rio Tinto (ASX, LON, NYSE: RIO), announced that Hong Kong-based coloured diamond specialist Kunming Diamonds is...
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July, 2020

India Extends Deadline for Duty-Free Reimports

The Indian government has granted diamond companies extra time to ship polished goods back to the country without incurring customs...
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July, 2020

Southstone Minerals recovers many large, high quality diamonds

Southstone Minerals Ltd. [SML-TSXV] provided a production and operational update for December 1, 2019, to February 28, 2020 (Q2 2020),...
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July, 2020

Three exceptional diamonds sell at auctions.

The first a heart shaped gem was a 5.04 carat fancy vivid blue heart modified brilliant cut diamond with VS2...
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July, 2020

21 Carat Colombian Emerald Sells For Nearly $1.2 Million

A 21.52 carat untreated Colombian emerald fetched nearly $1.2 million at Phillips Hong Kong Jewels and Jadeite July auction. The...
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July, 2020

Over 4,000 diamonds seized in Lucapa

At least 4,429 unevaluated diamond stones in the possession of a French citizen were seized last Sunday in Lucapa, eastern...
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July, 2020

Belgium’s Diamond Shipments Drop Further

Belgium’s diamond trade slowed in June, with polished exports down 44% year on year to $469 million, according to data...
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July, 2020

Two Fancy Colored Heart Shaped Diamonds

Two hearts, one blue, the other pink, will appear at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction as if they were...
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July, 2020

India Extends Import Curbs as Surat Shuts Again

Indian trade bodies have recommended continued limits on rough-diamond imports in July, with a fresh weeklong shutdown of the Surat...
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July, 2020

A 28 carat emerald shape type 2A diamond became the most expensive auctioned online

On Tuesday, Christie’s auctioned off the most expensive jewel ever sold on an online auction. The 28.86 carat diamond sold...
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June, 2020

Buyers Snub De Beers and Alrosa over High Prices

De Beers and Alrosa continued to see rock-bottom sales in June as buyers rejected the miners’ high rough prices in...
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June, 2020

GIA to Reopen New York Lab

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is reopening its New York grading laboratory Monday following a three-month shutdown due to...
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June, 2020

Petra Diamonds Puts Itself Up for Sale

Financially troubled Petra Diamonds, which owns three diamond mines in South Africa and one in Tanzania, is putting itself up...
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June, 2020

Origin of British Crown Jewels’ diamond revealed

The famous Cullinan diamond, which is now the centrepiece of the British Crown Jewels, likely originated in Earth’s lower mantle,...
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June, 2020

No Buyer for 3ct. Blue Diamond at Sotheby’s

A 3.01-carat, fancy-vivid-blue diamond ring, carrying a high estimate of $6.3 million was among a number of headline items that...
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June, 2020

Hong Kong August Shows Canceled

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has called off this year’s jewelry fairs, scheduled for August, after quarantine rules...
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June, 2020

3-Carat Blue Diamond Could Fetch $6.3 Million At Sotheby’s Geneva Auction

Live jewelry auctions are returning with the first one being held in Geneva by Sotheby’s on June 23 offering a...
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June, 2020

Dominion Diamond sues partner in Diavik mine

Canada’s Dominion Diamond Mines is suing Rio Tinto’s subsidiary DDMI, its associate in the iconic Diavik mine, for alleged breach...
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June, 2020

A Diamond’s Secret Inner Light

During this unprecedented time, there has never been a more meaningful moment to overcome challenges, to make a connection to...
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June, 2020

Natural Diamond Council makes marketing push

The Diamond Producers’ Association (DPA), established only five years ago by a coalition of diamond miners including De Beers and...
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June, 2020

Tiffany Reports Recovery in China Sales

Tiffany & Co said its jewelry business is rebounding in China after the coronavirus pandemic and its merger with French...
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June, 2020

WDC Elects Feriel Zerouki as President from 2022

De Beers executive Feriel Zerouki will succeed Edward Asscher as president of the World Diamond Council (WDC) in 2022, the...
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June, 2020

Alrosa Sells 102 of 800 Rough Diamonds at Biggest Online Sale

Alrosa's long-term clients bought 102 of more than 800 large rough diamonds offered in the company's biggest ever digital tender....
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June, 2020

NYC Diamond District Spared After Riots, Looting Continue Nationwide

Following JCK’s special report yesterday on the nationwide looting of jewelry stores—particularly those in Minneapolis and Chicago—similar incidents of violence,...
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May, 2020

Botswana Diamonds recovers over 100 macro diamonds

Botswana Diamonds PLC announced that it has concluded the processing of two bulk samples taken from the Marsfontein diamond development project in...
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May, 2020

Swiss Watch Exports Down 81% in April

Swiss watch exports plunged in April as coronavirus lockdowns brought the entire supply chain to a near halt. “Swiss watch...
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May, 2020

Dominion Diamond unveils plan to avoid bankruptcy

Canada’s Dominion Diamond Mines has unveiled a transaction that would allow it to exit court protection from creditors and access short-term operating...
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May, 2020

Study yields new insight in hunt for rare, valuable yellow diamonds

A new study by University of Alberta scientists could help guide the search for rare, high-value yellow diamonds in the...
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May, 2020

Super-rich are investing in diamonds

Amid economic uncertainty, the super-rich are looking to ultra-rare precious gemstones as a 'safe' store for their wealth Fine jewellery...
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May, 2020

Five GIA Labs Resume Operations

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has reopened laboratories in five locations following COVID-19 shutdowns. The organization’s labs in Johannesburg...
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May, 2020

Pink Prices set to Rise with Closure of Argyle

The price of super-rare pink diamonds is to set to rocket with the forthcoming closure of the Argyle mine in...
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May, 2020

Omega Ladies’ Speedmaster 38 Now Glitters In Gold With Diamonds

Omega’s cult-status Speedmaster is one of the world’s most famous sports watches, along with the iconic Rolex Daytona and Audemars...
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May, 2020

Ernie Blom Wins First Round of WFDB Court Fight

Ernie Blom has won the first stage of a legal battle against the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), from...
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May, 2020

28 Carat Diamond Could Fetch $2 Million At Christie’s Online Auction

Christie’s is offering the largest D-color diamond to be sold at an online auction. What may be more important is...
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May, 2020

Lucapa finds 171-carat diamond at Angola mine

Lucapa Diamond has recovered a 171 carat gem-quality stone from its prolific Lulo mine in Angola, which was restarted in early May. The...
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May, 2020

Big-Stone Recoveries Return as Letšeng Reopens

Gem Diamonds has recovered a number of large, high-quality stones at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, all found in the...
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May, 2020

Pandora in the Red as China Market Slows

Pandora reported a loss in the first quarter following global store shutdowns amid the coronavirus outbreak. The company posted a...
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May, 2020

Alrosa halts diamond mining at two assets

Russia’s Alrosa, the world’s top diamond producer by output, is temporarily suspending production at two assets as demand and sales for diamonds continues...
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May, 2020

Don’t Ban Rough Buying, De Beers Urges

De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver has called on the trade to allow rough purchases, assuring manufacturers the company won’t require...
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April, 2020

India Trade Urged to Freeze Rough Imports

India’s leading diamond-trade organizations have called on members to stop importing rough for at least a month to prevent an...
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April, 2020

De Beers Makes Dramatic Cut to Production Plan

De Beers has reduced its full-year production guidance by 7 million carats, putting the miner on course for its lowest...
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April, 2020

JCK Las Vegas Canceled for 2020

The 2020 JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows have been canceled, the events’ organizer has confirmed, as the coronavirus continues...
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April, 2020

Ernie Blom Steps Aside as President of WFDB

Ernest “Ernie” Blom, who has served as president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses for the last eight years, has temporarily...
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April, 2020

De Beers Pauses Botswana Mining

De Beers’ mining operations in Botswana have been on hold for more than two weeks amid a national lockdown, the...
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April, 2020

Alrosa achieves good first-quarter sales, maintains diamond output guidance

Russia-based diamond miner Alrosa produced eight-million carats of diamonds and sold 9.4-million carats in the first quarter of the year....
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April, 2020

Alrosa implements guidance to avoid conflict diamonds

Russia’s Alrosa, the world’s top diamond miner by volume, announced that it will start implementing the OECD due diligence guidance...
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April, 2020

Petra Diamonds founder steps down

South Africa’s Petra Diamonds is saying goodbye to Adonis Pouroulis, the company’s founder and chairman for 23 years. The diamond producer,...
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March, 2020

De Beers Cancels Upcoming Sight

De Beers has called off this week’s sight in Botswana, citing restrictions resulting from measures to contain the coronavirus. Lockdowns...
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March, 2020

Surat Diamond Manufacturing Shuts Down

The entire polishing industry in Surat has shut until March 31 after Indian authorities introduced tight restrictions to slow the...
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March, 2020

Michael Hill to Close Stores in Canada

Michael Hill will temporarily close all its Canadian stores amid the coronavirus pandemic, while locations in Australia and New Zealand...
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March, 2020

Tiffany, Macy’s Among Retailers Closing US Stores

 A growing number of US retailers, including Tiffany & Co., are temporarily shuttering all locations across North America in an...
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March, 2020

Sarine Ushers In Era of In-Factory Grading

Sarine Technologies has launched a new platform enabling manufacturers to tap its automated grading systems and issue a report in-house...
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March, 2020

Gem Diamonds recovers 100 diamonds larger than 100 carats

Commenting on the results, Clifford Elphick, CEO of Gem Diamonds, says: “Gem Diamonds delivered solid operational results which together with...
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March, 2020

Lucapa closer to uncovering Lulo kimberlite source

Lucapa Diamond Company has made some significant progress in its search for the kimberlite source of the high-value alluvial diamonds...
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March, 2020

Gem Diamonds Retrieves Another Five Big Stones

Gem Diamonds has recovered five large, high-quality stones at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, continuing a strong first quarter for...
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March, 2020

Pandora to Slash 180 Jobs in Restructuring

Pandora is embarking on a major streamlining process aimed at speeding up its ability to act on customer feedback, the...
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March, 2020

GIA Calls Off New York Career Fair

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has canceled next week’s career event in New York due to the coronavirus. The...
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March, 2020

De Beers Sales Fall as Virus Impacts Sentiment

De Beers’ rough-diamond sales declined 28% year on year to $355 million in February as the coronavirus hit demand. Many...
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March, 2020

Population denounces illegal extraction of diamonds in Angola

Luanda, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Popular claims in southern Angola warned of the illegal extraction of diamonds and other natural...
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March, 2020

Ellendale revival on the horizon with increased diamond value

Gibb River Diamonds has completed a review of the mothballed Ellendale diamond mine in Western Australia that will help it...
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March, 2020

Alrosa steps up efforts to brighten fluorescent diamond sales

Russia’s Alrosa the world’s top diamond miner by volume, is betting on a new strategy to boost its sales amid an...
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March, 2020

De Beers Reveals Overhaul of Sight System

De Beers plans to split sightholders into three categories and offer each group a more bespoke selection of rough diamonds...
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February, 2020

De Beers Lets Sightholders Defer Chinese Goods

De Beers has allowed clients to forgo buying certain rough diamonds at this week’s sight, as the coronavirus outbreak has...
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February, 2020

Angola Seizes 6,579 carats of Illegal Rough Diamonds

Authorities in Angola have seized 6,579 carats of rough diamonds in a crackdown on illegal mining and immigration. Nineteen cars...
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February, 2020

Virus Likely to Impact Demand at De Beers Sight

De Beers and its clients expect a slowdown in rough-diamond sales at the company's Botswana sight this week amid concerns...
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February, 2020

A laser code could protect your diamond ring and save you thousands

Replacing a diamond ring can be an expensive prospect, but that’s the reality for the majority of Australians who don’t...
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February, 2020

Alrosa finds first large coloured diamond at new Yakutia mine

Russia’s Alrosa, the world’s top diamond miner by output, has found a 17.4-carat bright yellow gem-quality precious rock at its new Verkhne-Munskoye...
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February, 2020

De Beers Optimistic After 2019 Earnings Slump

De Beers gave a positive outlook for 2020 due to an improvement in the industry’s inventory situation, despite growing concerns...
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February, 2020

The invisible engraving that could see you save hundreds of dollars on wedding ring insurance

Diamond grader Roy Cohen is urging Australians to get diamond rings engravedHe argued a serial number on diamond girdle could...
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February, 2020

Retail margins could be boosting man-made diamond sales

Lower prices and marketed ethical and sustainable benefits relative to that of natural diamonds has been the prominent narrative around...
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February, 2020

De Beers Adds Grading Specs for Lightbox

Lightbox has added grading information for its synthetic white diamonds in an effort by the De Beers brand to bring...
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February, 2020

ALROSA sells 6 carat pink diamond

ALROSA has sold its 6.21-carat cushion cut fancy intense pink purple diamond to Larry West, a New York-based collector of...
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February, 2020

Gold Demand Lifts Mood at India Jewelry Show

Exhibitors at IIJS Signature in Mumbai expressed confidence India’s wedding tradition and enduring love of gold would help the nation’s...
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February, 2020

Fancy Pink Diamonds Have Soared 116% in Value over the Past 10 Years

FANCY PINK DIAMONDS soared 116% in value over the past decade, outpacing blues (81%) and yellows (21%), according to a...
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February, 2020

Angola’s Rough-Diamond Revenue Rises in 2019

Revenue from Angola’s national diamond-trading company, Sodiam, rose 6% in 2019 as the company sold a higher volume of rough...
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February, 2020

India’s rough diamond imports fall sharply

Import of rough diamonds fell 15.54% in the first 10 months of this financial year, according to the Gem &...
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February, 2020

Insuring Your Certified Diamonds Is A No-brainer

Your diamonds are possibly the most valuable item you own. Valuable not just in monetary terms, but because of their...
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February, 2020

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February, 2020

De Beers Scores Partial CVD Patent Victory

 A court has awarded a limited victory to De Beers’ synthetic-diamond production unit in a patent dispute with Singapore-based grower...
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February, 2020

Russian banks may grant loans to diamond buyers in India

Indian diamond traders purchasing rough precious stones from major Russian miner Alrosa could be eligible for loans from Russian banks,...
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February, 2020

Karowe Yields Massive 549ct. Rough

Lucara Diamond Corp. has unearthed a 549-carat white diamond at its Karowe mine, the fourth-largest stone in the history of...
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February, 2020

Hong Kong Shows Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Organizers of two upcoming jewelry trade shows in Hong Kong have postponed the events as the coronavirus continues to spread...
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February, 2020

Gem Diamonds Recovers 183-Carat Diamond

Gem Diamonds Limited has announced the discovery of an exceptional 183-carat white Type IIa diamond from the Letseng mine in...
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February, 2020

Zimbabwe’s ZCDC Sets Sight On Doubling Diamond Production

The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company (ZCDC) failed to meet its 2019 target of 3 million carats, but officials are...
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February, 2020

De Grisogono’s Bankruptcy and the 800 Carat Diamond

This week, The New Yorker ran a fascinatingarticle about how Canadian miner Lucara has used new technology to unearth a string of freakishly large diamonds from...
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January, 2020

De Grisogono Files for Bankruptcy Amid Probe

De Grisogono has filed for bankruptcy shortly after being caught up in an alleged money-laundering scandal involving the daughter of...
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January, 2020

Graff Unit Signs Polishing Deal with Lucapa

Graff-owned diamond manufacturer Safdico will cut and polish a portion of rough from the Lulo mine through a partnership with...
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January, 2020

Swarovski Debuts New Lab-Grown Diamond Colors

Crystal brand Swarovski introduced 16 new synthetic-diamond colors at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. The new hues fall into four...
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January, 2020

De Beers Plans Overhaul of Supply Policy

De Beers plans to abandon its practice of using sightholders’ purchase history as the main factor in determining how it...
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January, 2020

Petra Diamonds H1 Production Up, but Revenue Down

Petra Diamonds Limited has announced that while its production for the six months ended December 2019 was up 3 percent...
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January, 2020

BlueRock Diamonds Reports Profitability

BlueRock Diamonds has announced that it operated profitably for the first time in the second half of 2019. The miner...
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January, 2020

New Production Strategy Pays Off for Blue Rock

BlueRock Diamonds reported the first annual profit in its history, as sales grew amid increased production and a higher average...
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January, 2020

HRD Announces new CEO

After a long period of uncertainty, HRD Antwerp is looking to the future with a new and ambitious CEO. Ellen...
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January, 2020

GIA Suspends Diamond Sealing Services Following Tampering

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced that it is suspending its diamond sealing services. The suspension is effective immediately...
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January, 2020

The Second-Biggest Diamond in History Has a New Owner

The largest rough diamond discovered since 1905, the 1,758 carat Sewelo, was revealed with great fanfare last April, named in July...
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January, 2020

Perth Mint highlights rare Argyle diamonds

The Perth Mint has released Jewelled Tiger coins featuring rare pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in Western Australia....
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January, 2020

Three face trial over 1 million euro diamond swindle

Three Romanians have been ordered to stand trial in France on charges they made off with one million euros worth...
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January, 2020

WD Sues Diamond Growers over CVD Patents

The companies behind WD Lab Grown Diamonds have filed three lawsuits against competitors, accusing them of infringing patents for diamond...
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January, 2020

UAE Authorities Arrest Traveler Smuggling Diamonds in his Gut

UAE authorities have arrested a man coming from Africa attempting to smuggle 297 grams of raw diamonds estimated at around...
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January, 2020

Lucapa Unearths 117ct. Rough

Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 117-carat, gem-quality diamond from its Lulo alluvial mine in Angola. The stone is the...
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January, 2020

Diamond Prices Stable After Year of Declines

Las Vegas… Diamond market conditions improved in December as US and Chinese holiday demand helped raise sentiment. Polished prices stabilized and...
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January, 2020

Beyonce Wore 300 Carats Of Diamonds To Golden Globes

Beyonce Knowles Carter was dripping diamonds when she arrived at the 2020 Golden Globes with her husband Jay-Z Carter. Beyonce...
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January, 2020

Graff Acquires 20.69-Carat ‘Firebird’ Diamond From Alrosa

Before the 2010s decade came to an end, Laurence Graff, the founder of the luxury jewelry and gem brand that...
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December, 2019

Gibb River Diamonds secures Ellendale Diamond Mine leases

The Western Australian government has invited Gibb River Diamonds and India Bore Diamond Holdings to mine at the Ellendale deposit....
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December, 2019

Most Expensive Coloured Diamonds

Blue The 9.75 carat Zoe Diamond which sold for more than $32 million. Zoe Diamond Green 5.03 carats Aurora Green...
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December, 2019

De Beers Issues Synthetics Guidelines

De Beers has provided its rough-diamond clients and Forevermark partners with guidelines on how to operate in the lab-grown market...
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December, 2019

De Beers final diamond sale of the year gives some hope to depressed market

Anglo American’s De Beers, the world’s No.1 diamond miner by value, said on Wednesday that its last roughs sale of the year fetched...
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December, 2019

Alrosa Collaborates on WeChat Blockchain

Alrosa will help launch a blockchain-based provenance program offering Chinese consumers greater transparency when buying jewelry via WeChat. The e-commerce...
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December, 2019

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December, 2019

De Beers Rough Prices Decline 5% in 2019

A drop in rough-diamond prices and a sales shift to lower-value items weighed on De Beers’ profitability in the second...
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December, 2019

GIA Dubai Location Closure Announcement

GIA’s laboratory take-in facility and education location in Dubai, a branch of GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., will close by...
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December, 2019

ABN Amro Tightens Diamond Lending Terms

ABN Amro will implement changes to its guidelines for lending to the diamond industry in 2020, reasoning that the trade...
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December, 2019

De Beers Lowers 2020 Production Forecast

De Beers has reduced its production outlook for next year and beyond amid uncertainty about the health of the diamond...
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December, 2019

Anglo American cuts output targets for coal, iron ore and diamonds

Anglo American has cut its production forecasts for coal, iron ore and diamonds for the next two years, but is...
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December, 2019

Tiffany Launches Men’s Pop-Up Store

Tiffany & Co. has opened a one-month holiday pop-up shop in New York featuring its men’s collection. The store, which...
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December, 2019 / news

De Beers Ends Special Supply Measures

A De Beers sightholder examining a rough diamond.
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December, 2019 / news

Diamond miners dented by liquidity crisis among India’s polishers

liquidity crisis among India’s polishers
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December, 2019 / news

Sarine Joins Race to Buy HRD Antwerp

Sarine Technologies has entered the running to acquire HRD Antwerp, according to two sources close to the sale process. The...
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December, 2019 / news

Hong Kong Retail Sales Plunge

Hong Kong Retail data
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December, 2019 / news

Drake’s New Rolls-Royce Diamond Owl

Drake's New Rolls-Royce
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November, 2019 / news

Christie’s Garners $11M at London Auction

Christies London diamond ring
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November, 2019 / news

The Curious Case of Fluorescence

The GIA’s fluorescence scale, showing diamonds illuminated in natural light and under a UV light.
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November, 2019 / news

$1B jewelry heist in Germany

Green Vault Dresden Castle
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November, 2019 / news

LVMH to Buy Tiffany for $16 Billion in Largest Luxury-Goods Deal Ever

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is set to acquire Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, strengthening the Paris-based luxury group’s...
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November, 2019 / news

Pink diamonds deliver strong results for Rio

Lot 6, Argyle Avenoir 1.07 carat Fancy Red, oval cut diamond.
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November, 2019 / news

3ct. Blue Diamond to Lead Phillips Sale

Phillips Auction Tiffany Blue
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November, 2019 / news

Rio Tinto Sees Strong Bidding for Argyle Pinks

Argyle pink diamonds
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November, 2019 / news

Zimbabwe to Take Smaller Cut of Diamond Sales

A Rough Diamond from Zimbabwe
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November, 2019 / news

Petra Sells 20ct. Blue Diamond for $15M

The 20.08-carat blue Cullinan diamond.
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November, 2019 / news

Cartier Bracelet Soars Past Estimate at Sotheby’s

A sapphire and diamond bracelet fetched more than double its high estimate at Sotheby’s Geneva auction, selling to a female...
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November, 2019 / news

Botswana Diamonds digs up first stones at South African mine

DIAMONDS WERE RECOVERED FROM RESIDUAL UNPROCESSED STOCKPILES AND BEARING GRAVELS SURROUNDING THE COMPANY’S MARSFONTEIN MINE IN LIMPOPO
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November, 2019 / news

De Beers boosted by jump in diamond sales

DeBeers diamonds
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November, 2019 / news

Russia wants end to embargo on C.Africa diamonds

Russia backs lifting an embargo on diamond exports from the Central African Republic, the deputy finance minister said Tuesday as...
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November, 2019 / news

7-Carat Blue Diamond Ring By Moussaieff Could Fetch $14 Million

A 7.03-carat fancy deep blue diamond ring mounted by Moussaieff with an estimate of $10 million
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November, 2019 / news

Alrosa Profit Drops in Third Quarter

Alrosa Rough Diamonds
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November, 2019 / news

Lest We Forget

On 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their...
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November, 2019 / news

It’s been a terrible week for diamond miners

While the world’s biggest diamond miner surprised the market by cutting prices this week, a slew of filings from its...
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November, 2019 / news

Blue and Pink Diamonds Show Price Stability in Q3 2019

Prices of fancy color diamonds remained stable in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Fancy Color Diamond Index...
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November, 2019 / news

HRD Antwerp Receives Two Takeover Bids

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and industry veteran Peter Meeus have put in rival bids to acquire HRD Antwerp. Meeus,...
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November, 2019 / news

Family sues Christie’s over $39m diamond sale

34.65 carat cushion cut fancy intense pink princie diamond
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November, 2019 / news

De Beers Lowers Global Diamond-Jewelry Estimate

Bridal collection on display in De Beers Jewellers, Old Bond Street, London.
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October, 2019 / news

Artisanal small-scale diamond mining initiative launched

Petra Diamonds has launched an artisanal small-scale mining initiative in South Africa. This follows a process of extensive consultation and...
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October, 2019 / news

Hong Kong Protests Depress Luk Fook Sales

A Luk Fook store in Hong Kong
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October, 2019 / news

More Brides Buying Their Own Engagement Rings

The proportion of engagement rings financed solely by brides rose to 14% in 2017 from 11% in 2015 and 7% in 2013
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October, 2019 / news

Letšeng Yields 161ct. Rough

The 161-carat diamond. (Gem Diamonds)
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October, 2019 / news

De Beers banks on ‘diamonds are for me’

Anglo American unit De Beers said its 2019 marketing budget will exceed last year’s figure of $170 million and will...
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October, 2019 / news

Alrosa finds diamond over 230 carats, largest in three years

Alrosa Finds 232 carat rough diamond at yakutia
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October, 2019 / news

Phillips to Sell Rare Pink Diamond Collection

Argyle pink diamond earrings.
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October, 2019 / news

De Beers Slashes Output Amid Diamond Glut

De Beers Namdeb sorting rough diamonds
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October, 2019 / news

Petra Diamonds’ revenues decline

Petra Diamonds Limited lost some of their lustre, sliding 5.3% to 7.65p after the diamond miner underwhelmed with a trading...
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October, 2019 / news

$14M Blue Diamond to Headline Christie’s Geneva

Christies blue diamond ring
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October, 2019 / news

Rio Tinto Output Falls Amid Lower Grades

Lower mining grades and reduced ore availability contributed to a drop in Rio Tinto’s third-quarter diamond production, the company reported...
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October, 2019 / news

Deloitte to liquidate dodgy Australian diamond miner

Dodgy Australian diamond miner
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October, 2019 / news

Alrosa Sales Decline at Slower Rate

Alrosa Sales Decline at Slower Rate
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October, 2019 / news

Lab-Grown Diamonds Get Ready for Their Eco Close-Up

Six lab-grown diamond companies and retailers have signed up for a pilot program that will audit their environmental, social, and...
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October, 2019 / news

Pink Diamond Nets $20M at Sotheby’s

20 million Dollar Pink Diamond
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October, 2019 / news

Alrosa finds Matryoshka-style stone, the first in diamond mining history

SCIENTISTS HAVE A THEORY THAT THERE WAS AN INTERNAL DIAMOND AT FIRST, AND THE EXTERNAL ONE WAS FORMED DURING THE SUBSEQUENT STAGES OF GROWTH
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October, 2019 / news

Petra to Hold Special Tender for 20.08-Carat Blue Diamond

20.08 carat blue rough diamond
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October, 2019 / news

Hong Kong Retail Falls to Record Low

Sales of jewelry and other luxury items in Hong Kong sank in August, marking the sharpest monthly decline on record...
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October, 2019 / news

Diamond terminology guideline

Natural Diamond
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September, 2019 / news

Synova Launches Automated Diamond Cutter

A technology provider part-owned by De Beers has unveiled an automated cutting machine that, it claims, will significantly speed up...
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September, 2019 / news

Lucara finds blue and pink diamonds at Botswana mine

lucara blue and pink rough diamonds
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September, 2019 / news

313 Carat Diamond Emerges as World’s Largest D Colour

The Constellation 313 Carat Emerald Cut polished Diamond
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September, 2019 / news

Alrosa Board Approves Kristall Takeover

Alrosa is set to finalize its acquisition of diamond manufacturer Kristall in a $29 million deal in October, following approval...
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September, 2019 / news

Strange New Mineral Discovered Trapped Inside A Diamond

You’ve heard the slogan, “Diamonds are forever” and while that’s meant to be marketed toward the jewelry customers, it also...
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September, 2019 / news

Hong Kong Show Reflects Slow Chinese Demand

The timing of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair was unfortunate, coming amid a wave of anti-government demonstrations...
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September, 2019 / news

Petra finds 20.08-carat blue diamond at flagship Cullinan mine

RECOVERY DEMONSTRATES CULLINAN REMAINS A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF RARE BLUE DIAMONDS
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September, 2019 / news

De Beers Vet Joins Lab-Grown Company ALTR

Richard J. Whitby worked for De Beers from 2007 to 2018
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September, 2019 / news

Lucara finds another big diamond at its Karowe mine in Botswana

123 carat Karowe Rough Diamond
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September, 2019 / news

Alrosa mulls acquisition of diamond factory

In 2002 Kristall launched its own jewellery production
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September, 2019 / news

Shaky gems market hits Petra Diamonds

Petra Diamonds Cullinan diamond mine.
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September, 2019 / news

De Beers Finds Buyer for Namibia Mine

De Beers Elizabeth Bay Diamond Mine
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September, 2019 / news

South Africa grants Botswana Diamonds ‘critical’ environmental authorization

Botswana Diamonds said Thursday that it had received a “critical” environmental authorization for diamond-bearing gravels from the Marsfontein mine, next...
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September, 2019 / news

Zimbabwe Holds Diamond Auction for 316,000 Carats

Zimbabwe Rough Diamonds
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September, 2019 / news

Rio Tinto launches new collection of rare Argyle pink diamonds

The Argyle Pink Everlastings™ Collection comprises 64 lots and weighing a total of 211.21carats
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September, 2019 / news

Stornoway Diamond granted creditor protection

Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has been granted protection
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September, 2019 / news

Sotheby’s to Sell 81ct. Flawless Diamond

The 80.88 carat diamond.
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September, 2019 / news

Russia’s Alrosa seeks to brighten up its fluorescent diamond sales

Russia’s Alrosa is talking to several global jewelery retailers about jointly marketing the miner’s jewelery brand that uses fluorescent diamonds,...
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September, 2019 / news

$1.2M for Van Cleef Ring Target At Bonhams

Bonhams To Auction Van Cleef Blue Diamond Ring
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September, 2019 / news

Lagos Unveils Second Set Of Apple Watch Jewelry Bracelets

LAGOS Apple watch bracelets
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September, 2019 / news

Gem Diamonds first half year profits drop 75 percent compared to 2018

Gem Diamonds published its results for the first half of 2019
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September, 2019 / news

China Slowdown Weighing on Diamond Prices

Diamond markets were quiet in August, with dealers taking their summer vacations amid uncertainty about the important Hong Kong Jewellery...
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September, 2019 / news

MOST DIVORCEES HOLD ONTO THEIR OLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Diamond engagement ring
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August, 2019 / news

Graff unveils new ring crafted from 13.33ct Lesotho Pink diamond

Graff has unveiled a new ring with a centre stone crafted from the 13.33 carat Lesotho Pink diamond.
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August, 2019 / news

Demand for Angolan diamonds is currently higher than supply

Angolan rough diamond demand is up
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August, 2019 / news

De Beers hits a rough patch as diamond sales slide

De Beers Diamond mining company
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August, 2019 / news

Letšeng Mine recovers a 114 Carat Yellow Diamond

Gem Diamonds 114ct Yellow Rough Diamond
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August, 2019 / news

Vara of London Unveils Privé Collection of Jewels

I first met Mayuri Vara in 2014 at an upscale Hong Kong bar with sweeping views of the city. It...
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August, 2019 / news

Kimberley’s last diamond miner, Ekapa, struggles to stay afloat as artisanal miner deal unravels

KIMBERLEY Ekapa Mining, the last major diamond company operating in Kimberley, has imposed a three-month, 12.5% salary reduction across the...
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August, 2019 / news

GEM DIAMONDS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT LARGE DIAMONDS’ PRICES DESPITE MARKET

Gem Diamonds, which operates the Letšeng diamond mine in Lesotho, has published its sales performance for the first half of...
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August, 2019 / news

3.72 Carat Diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

A 3.72 Carat diamond was discovered at Arkansas State Park. Miranda Hollingshead 27 year old of Texas discovered the diamond...
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August, 2019 / news

Anna Hu’s 100 Carat Yellow Diamond Necklace

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Anna Hu's 100 Carat Yellow Diamond
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August, 2019 / news

It’s The Right Time to Buy Natural Color Diamonds

It’s a good time to buy natural color diamonds. “The recent price declines in the white goods created an overall...
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August, 2019 / news

Sotheby’s Expects $26M for Pink Diamond

A 10.64 carat pink diamond ring
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August, 2019 / news

Super-deep diamonds contain traces of a pristine chunk of early Earth

A unique haul of diamonds that formed incredibly deep underground has been found in Brazil. What is more, they contain...
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August, 2019 / news

Stornoway still seeking partner to ease finances

Stornoway rough diamonds
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August, 2019 / news

Pandora to Buy Back $75M of Jewelry

Pandora is set to repurchase DKK 500 million ($74.7 million) of unsold inventory from retailers that stock its products, the...
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August, 2019 / news

LUCAPA RAKES IN $1,234 PER CARAT IN LATEST LULO DIAMONDS SALE

lucapa large white rough diamond
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August, 2019 / news

Hong Kong Riots Cast Cloud over Show

Hong Kong protest
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August, 2019 / news

Alrosa Sales Hit Lowest Level on Record

Alrosa Sales Hit Lowest Level on Record
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August, 2019 / news

Tiffany to Launch in India This Year

Tiffany earrings
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August, 2019 / news

Trade Fears Weigh on Hong Kong Retail

Retail sales of jewelry and other luxury items fell sharply in Hong Kong in June amid increasingly cautious consumer sentiment...
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August, 2019 / news

Martin Rapaport: Synthetic Ethics

Synthetic diamonds are a fundamental threat to the natural diamond industry. They are not just a competitive product like gems,...
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August, 2019 / news

Alrosa recovers Fish-Shaped Diamond

Alrosa Fish shaped rough diamond
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July, 2019 / news

De Beers Sales Sink to Lowest Level Since 2015

Rough diamond sight parcels packed into a Sight case. De Beers Global Sightholder Sales, Gaborone, Botswana.
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July, 2019 / news

Bulgari Boosts LVMH Jewelry Growth

Sales and profit from watches and jewelry at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton grew in the first half of 2019...
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July, 2019 / news

Fitsch Solutions remains cautious on chances for Angola’s diamonds sector

Fitsch Solutions. a risk management agency, reported that Endiama, Angola's state-owned diamond mining company, will be privatized, with a portion...
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July, 2019 / news

Diamond Recoveries Up 34% At Firestone, But Market Unfavorable

Firestone Diamonds announced Thursday that it recovered 208,572 carats in Q4, up 34% from its Q3. However, the diamond market...
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July, 2019 / news

De Beers Profit Falls Amid Market Slump

Rough diamond sorting Kimberley South Africa
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July, 2019 / news

Don’t punish African diamond producing countries without cause, WFDB President says

In his first -ever blog, Ernest Blom, president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, argues that the Kimberley Process...
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July, 2019 / news

Belgium Trade Cuts Diamond-Research Funding

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) will no longer provide financial backing to the city’s diamond-technology unit, citing difficult conditions...
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July, 2019 / news

Lucara Names 1,758ct. Diamond ‘Rare Find’

Lucara 1758 carat sewelo
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July, 2019 / news

Gem Diamonds recovers 140ct. Rough

Gem Diamonds has recovered a white diamond weighing 140 carats, the second over 100 carats it has reported this year....
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July, 2019 / news

Brewing Diamond Industry Crisis Prompts De Beers to Cut Output

De Beers trimmed its production plans for this year as the world’s biggest diamond producer responds to a brewing industry...
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July, 2019 / news

Alrosa Partners with Zimbabwe Mining Company

Alrosa has agreed to a joint venture with national miner Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) for exploring new diamond projects...
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July, 2019 / news

Venezuelans go after diamond-backed cryptocurrency Ponzi with $30M lawsuit

A group of Venezuelans that moved to the US to “start a new life” are suing a $30 million cryptocurrency...
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July, 2019 / news

Jobs hit as diamond industry cuts output

diamond industry cuts output
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July, 2019 / news

India Differentiates Synthetics Imports

laboratory created diamonds,
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July, 2019 / news

Will Gemologists Survive Automation?

Amid the tech boom that is shaping the diamond industry, a growing number of companies are challenging the grading laboratories,...
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July, 2019 / news

JCK Lab-Grown Section Shows Rising Demand

At JCK Las Vegas, lab-grown-diamond exhibitors have mushroomed nearly as much as opinions about the stones themselves. To accommodate growing...
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July, 2019 / news

World’s biggest diamond producer Alrosa hit by Sino-US trade war

The US trade war with Beijing has wiped out sales targets of the world’s largest diamond producer Alrosa in China...
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July, 2019 / news

Firestone Diamonds recovers largest fancy yellow diamond to date

Firestone Diamonds 54 Carat Fancy Yellow Rough Diamond
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July, 2019 / news

Diamonds from Marange excluded by Blue Nile

Top US jewelry etailer Blue Nile has blacklisted Zimbabwean diamonds over reports of human rights abuses in Manicaland's Marange district....
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July, 2019 / news

Israel Bourse Unveils ‘Real Diamonds’ Campaign

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has launched an international awareness campaign, highlighting the unique features of natural diamonds. The bourse...
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July, 2019 / news

Tracking conflict diamonds with lasers

In a lab in the California city of Carlsbad, between Los Angeles and San Diego, a suspicious diamond recently arrived....
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June, 2019 / news

Frenchman jailed for five years in Brussels diamond heist

A Frenchman was sentenced Thursday in Belgium to five years in prison for his role in a spectacular $50 million...
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June, 2019 / news

Gem Diamonds Unearths 135ct. Yellow

135 carat yellow diamond
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June, 2019 / news

De Beers Cuts Prices as Rough Sales Slide

De Beers employee sorting through rough diamonds with a loupe at the company's Global Sightholder Sales (GSS) headquarters in Botswana (De Beers).
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June, 2019 / news

Gem Diamonds finally sells its failed Botswana mine

The miner has sold Ghaghoo for a fraction of what it cost to build as it fails yet again to...
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June, 2019 / news

Christie’s Breaks Records with $109M Auction

The Belle Époque Devan-de-corsage brooch
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June, 2019 / news

De Beers Can Do More, Botswana Group Says

A Botswana employers’ advocacy group has called out De Beers for failing to provide substantial opportunities for the country’s businesspeople....
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June, 2019 / news

HRD Antwerp opens new drop-off point in Hatton Garden

HRD Antwerp has expanded into the UK market with the opening of a new drop-off point in London’s jewellery quarter....
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June, 2019 / news

US Polished Imports Slump in April

The US polished diamond trade slowed in April, with imports declining and exports stable. The drop in import value reflects...
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June, 2019 / news

Rare Golconda Diamonds

The Nizam of Hyderabad’s diamond encrusted ceremonial sword and Shah Jahan’s jade hilted dagger are some of the items being...
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June, 2019 / news

Vutomi to sell diamonds recovered from South Africa project

Botswana Diamonds associate Vutomi
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June, 2019 / news

Russian Police Uncover Diamond Theft Gang Inside State Mining Firm Alrosa

Russian police uncovered around $3 million worth of stolen diamonds, and over $2.5 million in cash, at the homes of...
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June, 2019 / news

Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco

Royal bride Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco channeled her grandmother Grace Kelly as she celebrated her marriage with glittering evening reception....
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June, 2019 / news

Sales slide at Tiffany & Co as tourists tighten their purses

Sales performed below expectations for Tiffany & Co during the first quarter of 2019. For the three months ended April...
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June, 2019 / news

Lucapa diamonds sell for $14.5 million at auction

Lucapa Diamond Company has continued its successful run at auction after securing $US10 million ($14.5 million) for the sale of...
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June, 2019 / news

RapNet Members Say ‘No’ to Synthetics

The RapNet community has voted overwhelmingly against introducing services for the lab-grown-diamond sector. Members voted by 79% to 21% against...
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May, 2019 / news

Nirav Modi Assets Set for Vegas Auction

Firestar diamonds Nirav Modi
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May, 2019 / news

Rough diamonds from Mothae fetch US$3.5 million in Antwerp

Lucapa Diamond Company and the Government of Lesotho have announced results from the second tender in 2019 of diamonds from...
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May, 2019 / news

Pink Diamond fetches $2.2M USD Per carat at Christie’s

A pink diamond ring named for its resemblance to bubble gum fetched $7.5 million at Christie’s Hong Kong auction
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May, 2019 / news

Undisclosed Green Synthetics Raise GIA Eyebrows

Twenty five undisclosed lab grown diamonds have turned up at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
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May, 2019 / news

Lucapa recovers first +100 carat diamond from Mothae

Lucapa Mothae 126 Carat Rough Diamond
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May, 2019 / news

RapNet to Vote on Synthetics

RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network with daily listings of over $7.4 billion, will be voting on whether it...
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May, 2019 / news

SEC Cracks Down on ICO That Offered Investors Colored Diamonds

The ICO that was promoted as a game-changer on the diamond market faces a dramatic fall from grace. The U.S....
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May, 2019 / news

GIA Spots Natural-Synthetic Hybrid Diamond

GIA CVD synthetic diamond
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May, 2019 / news
Russia's major diamond mining firms including Alrosa have urged India to amend consumer laws on synthetic diamonds so that there...
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May, 2019 / news

118ct. Yellow Smashes Estimate at Christie’s

Chrisites Geneva The Siba Diamond
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May, 2019 / news

Debmarine Namibia invests in custom diamond vessel

The vessel, which has an expected total capital cost of US$468 million, will be the seventh in Debmarine's fleet. It...
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May, 2019 / news

Synthetics: Coming to a Bourse Near You?

Israel Diamond Exchange
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May, 2019 / news

ASIC liquidator push turns up the heat on Diamond Joe Gutnick

Australia’s corporate watchdog has sought Federal Court approval to wind up Joseph Gutnick’s publicly-listed company, Merlin Diamonds, and flagged an...
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May, 2019 / news

Cartier Sues Alleged Counterfeiter

Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels have filed a lawsuit against a Florida jeweler, claiming willful infringement on a number...
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May, 2019 / news

RUSSIA: SYNTHETICS TO BE MARKED WITH SPECIAL CODE

Russia proposes to differentiate synthetics from natural diamonds starting 2022 Aleksey Moiseev, Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister, said that the diamond...
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May, 2019 / news

First ever rough laboratory grown diamonds go on tender

The Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre, or DMCC, will host the first-ever rough laboratory grown diamonds tender on its Dubai Diamond Exchange....
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May, 2019 / news

Pandora Cuts 1,200 Jobs as Sales Drop

Pandora jewellery sales weakened
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May, 2019 / news

Signet Enters Lab-Grown Market

James Allen Synthetic diamonds
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May, 2019 / news

Argyle revenues soar to decade high as mine closure nears

Rio Tinto's fading Argyle diamond mine looks set to go out on a high, after posting its best financial performance...
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May, 2019 / news

Diamond Miners Push Back on Ethics Claims

The major diamond miners have weighed in on the debate over which diamonds are more ethical, claiming their production uses...
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April, 2019 / news

Christie’s to Sell Historic Golconda Diamond

Christies Arco 17.21 carat diamond
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April, 2019 / news

Diamond Trading Goes Online as Lucara Takes on Industry Goliaths

The opaque diamond trade may be ripe for disruption. Lucara Diamond, which recently found the second-largest diamond in history in...
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April, 2019 / news

Document Outlining Cutting of Cullinan Headed to Auction

London—A history buff could soon be the owner of the original document outlining the cutting and cleaving of the historic...
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April, 2019 / news

China Bourse to Promote Lab-Grown Diamonds

The Guangzhou Diamond Exchange (GZDE) has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China’s major synthetics suppliers to develop and promote...
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April, 2019 / news

Lucara Diamond Corp. Recovers Record 1,758 Carat Diamond from Karowe

The 1,758 carat rough diamond recovered from the Karowe mine.
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April, 2019 / news

ALROSA recovers “Zarya” a 119 carat gem quality stone

Alrosa revealed a 118.91 carat gem quality diamond that is recovered from its "International" mine, which is located close to...
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April, 2019 / news

Argyle diamond set to fetch millions

This rare sparkler may be worth millions but its discovery at Argyle in the Kimberley won’t be enough to stop...
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April, 2019 / news

Petra Diamonds on a roll after another major find at Cullinan

209 carat D Colour Type II diamond recovered at Cullinan mine South Africa
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April, 2019 / news

Forevermark Appoints New CEO

Nancy Liu De Beers Forevermark
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April, 2019 / news

Botswana unveils rare 20 carat blue diamond

"The 20.46 carat oval shape fancy precious rock has been named "The Okavango Blue" in honour of the Okavango Delta, the country's wildlife rich world heritage site"
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April, 2019 / news

Tiffany Is Training Africans to Cut Diamonds Sourced From Region

Botswana is the world’s largest diamond producer after Russia
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April, 2019 / news

$1 million plus perfume bottle

This record breaking perfume bottle is covered in 3,500 diamonds. The new unisex fragrance made by Spirit of Dubai Par...
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April, 2019 / news

Graff Unveils World’s Largest Square Emerald Cut Diamond At 302.37 Carats

The Graff Lesedi La Rona, world’s largest square emerald cut diamond Donald Woodrow
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April, 2019 / news

Firestone finds another massive diamond at Lesotho mine

Firestone 72 Carat Yellow Rough Diamond
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April, 2019 / news

De Beers Closes Diamond-Reselling Unit

De Beers Diamonds
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April, 2019 / news

Why Canada’s diamond miners are in trouble

Canadian diamond mining
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April, 2019 / news

88 Carat Flawless Diamond Fetches $13.7 Million USD

$13.7 million for the flawless 88.22 carat diamond
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April, 2019 / news

GIA Aligns Lab-Grown Reports with FTC Standards

GIA lab grown grading report
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March, 2019 / news

Last kimberlite trucked to plant at De Beers Victor mine

The last truckload of kimberlite from Ontario’s first and only diamond mine has left the pit. De Beers Canada said...
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March, 2019 / news

Thieves tunnelled into jewellers to take £1,000,000 in diamonds and gems

George Attenborough and Son Jewellers on Fleet Street in central London
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March, 2019 / news

Petra Diamonds shares jump on 425-carat discovery at Cullinan

Petra Diamonds 425.10 carat D Colour Rough Diamond
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March, 2019 / news

Eurostar Diamond Traders Enters Bankruptcy

Eurostar Diamond Traders
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March, 2019 / news

Basel to Drop Prices by up to 30%

Baselworld 2019
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March, 2019 / news

Graff breaks Letšeng record with pink diamond

Graff Lesotho Pink 13.33ct pink diamond, the most vivid pink rough diamond I have ever seen.
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March, 2019 / news

Gem Diamonds Unearths 161ct. Rough

The 161 carat rough diamond
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March, 2019 / news

Petra Diamonds keeps founder Pouroulis as chairman

Petra Diamonds is keeping founder Adonis Pouroulis as chairman
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March, 2019 / news

De Beers, Botswana to expand world’s richest diamond mine

Debswana Diamond Company De Beers
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March, 2019 / news

Lucapa finds fourth +50 carat diamond at Mothae mine in Lesotho

Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) has recovered an 83.9 carat diamond from its recently commissioned Mothae mine in Lesotho, Africa. The...
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March, 2019 / news

Russian diamond miner Alrosa wants controlling stake to mine in Zimbabwe

Russian state-controlled miner Alrosa will assess the quality of Zimbabwe’s diamond reserves over the next six months but would only...
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March, 2019 / news

Russian Alrosa in talks with Tiffany on premium color diamonds

Alrosa is in talks with Tiffany & Co on the supply of small sized rough diamonds
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March, 2019 / news

Gem Diamonds nets $8.8 million for 13.3 carat pink

At an average elevation of 3,100 metres above sea level, Letšeng is also one of the world’s highest diamond mines.
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March, 2019 / news

Gem Diamonds posts record results, but withholds dividend

The biggest diamond ever found was the 3,106 carat Cullinan, dug near Pretoria, South Africa.
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March, 2019 / news

Petra Diamonds shares jump after another discovery at Cullinan

Type II 100.83 carat gem quality diamond
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February, 2019 / news

Alrosa recovers 98 carat gem quality rough diamond

alrosa 98.8 carat rough diamond
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February, 2019 / news

De Beers: No Need to Flag Synthetics Treatments

De Beers claims it doesn’t need to disclose treatments to its lab-grown diamonds, placing itself at odds with many synthetics traders...
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February, 2019 / news

Lucapa Moves into Diamond Manufacturing

Lucapa Lulo to start rough manufacturing
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February, 2019 / news

Diamond Scam Probe Reopens Scandal Italian Banks Want to Forget

Probe Reopens Scandal Italian Banks
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February, 2019 / news

Higher Costs Hit De Beers Profit

Large shovels at De Beers’ Venetia mine in South Africa.
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February, 2019 / news

Rare 88ct. Diamond to Lead Sotheby’s Hong Kong

88 carat oval diamond
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February, 2019 / news

Botswana Diamonds (BOD) Stock Price Down 12.1%

Botswana Diamonds PLC diamond exploration and project development company in Botswana and South Africa
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February, 2019 / news

Gem Diamonds’ Latest Exceptional Recovery a 13-Carat Pink

13.33 carat, pink colour Type I diamond
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February, 2019 / news

Alrosa exhibits largest pink diamond ever found in Russia

Russia’s Alrosa the world’s top diamond producer by output in carats, has put together a collection of recently found large coloured diamonds,...
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February, 2019 / news

Liqhobong lights up Lesotho

Liqhobong 70 carat rough diamond
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February, 2019 / news

ANGOLA’S ENDIAMA: WE WILL MAKE $1.5 BILLION FROM DIAMONDS THIS YEAR

Endiama, Angola‘s state owned diamond company, said it expects to make about $1.5 billion from carats sold in 2019, compared...
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February, 2019 / news

Lucapa Angola Tender Rakes In $17M USD

Lulo mine, Lucapa Angola Rough Diamond Sale
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January, 2019 / news

New Alrosa Client List Excludes Leviev Firm

The Alrosa Alliance accounts for about 70% of the miner’s rough sales by volume.
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January, 2019 / news

Mouawad Cuts Record Yellow Diamond

54.21 carat polished yellow stone
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January, 2019 / news

Lucara recovers 240-ct gem from Karowe

Lucara 240 Carat Rough Diamond
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January, 2019 / news

Petra Diamonds shares fall on lower diamond prices at flagship mine

The Cullinan diamond the largest rough gem diamond ever found
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January, 2019 / news

2H Slump Dents De Beers Sales Volume

De Beers Victor mine Canada
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January, 2019 / news

China Troubles Dent Luk Fook Sales

Luk Fook Jewelry Store China
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January, 2019 / news

Kim Kardashian shows off her new grillz

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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January, 2019 / news

Eurostar Enters Administration as Debts Mount

Eurostar has lost its status as a De Beers sightholder
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January, 2019 / news

Angola to host first competitive diamond bid sale

The first competitive bid sale of large and premium quality diamonds from the Lulo diamond mine will take place on...
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January, 2019 / news

ALROSA Sells $4.41B Of Rough Diamonds In 2018

Alrosa Rough Diamonds Russian Diamond Miner
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January, 2019 / news

Hong Kong Luxury Sales See Rare Drop

Monthly sales of jewelry and other luxury products in the municipality last fell in June 2017
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January, 2019 / news

GEM DIAMONDS WRAPS 2018 WITH A 125-CARAT DIAMOND AT LETSENG

Gem diamonds 125 carat rough diamond
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December, 2018 / news

Lesedi La Rona May Once Have Been 2,774ct.

The five diamonds had similar visual characteristics in their rough form, and came from the same part of the Karowe mine at the same time.
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December, 2018 / news

Gem Diamonds Unearths 101ct. and 71ct. Diamonds

Gem Diamonds 101 Carat and 71 Carat Rough Diamonds
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December, 2018 / news

Low Prices Trigger A Four-Way Merger Proposal For African Diamond Miners

Tough times in some parts of the diamond-mining industry has prompted an innovative solution, a four-way merger to create a...
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December, 2018 / news

552 Carat Yellow Diamond Is The Largest Ever Found In Canada

552 Carat Canadian Rough Diamond
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December, 2018 / news

Coarse concentrator makes space for larger diamonds

The two CC+ ore sorters form the heart of a new large diamond recovery pilot plant at Jwaneng.
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December, 2018 / news

LUCAPA TO SELL LARGE AND EXCEPTIONAL DIAMONDS IN “HISTORIC” AUCTION

The seven Lulo diamonds to be offered include a 46 carat pink diamond
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December, 2018 / news

18ct. Diamond Smashes Estimate at Bonhams

Bonhams New York 18ct Diamond Ring
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December, 2018 / news

Graff Hong Kong to Display Lesedi Polished

Graff will present a selection of flawless polished stones from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona at its new Hong Kong...
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November, 2018 / news

Sapphire Necklace Sells for $15M at Christie’s

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction
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November, 2018 / news

DCLA has opened a second diamond laboratory

DCLA opens second diamond grading laboratory
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November, 2018 / news

De Beers Sales Slip to $440M

A De Beers sightholder examines a parcel of rough diamonds
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November, 2018 / news

Mumbai Exchange Mulls Lifting Synthetics Ban

Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is considering allowing synthetic-diamond trading on the exchange premises, its president told Rapaport News. Some...
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November, 2018 / news

Marie Antoinette Pendant Sells for $36M

A natural pearl and diamond pendant belonging to Marie Antoinette smashed its price estimate and capped off a record-breaking sale at Sotheby’s Geneva auction.
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November, 2018 / news

19 carat Pink Legacy sets a world record at a Christie’s auction

Magnificent Jewels auction sold 86% of lots grossing a total of $110.2 million USD.
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November, 2018 / news

De Beers Cuts Prices of Cheaper Rough

De Beers Rough Diamond Prices
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November, 2018 / news

8ct. Bulgari Blue Diamond to Lead Christie’s New York

Christie’s New York auction Bulgari Blue diamond ring
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November, 2018 / news

TFG takes American Swiss jewellery brand to Australia

American Swiss jewellery Australia
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November, 2018 / news

Everything Changes, Some Things Stay the Same

Laboratory grown diamond
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November, 2018 / news

LUCAPA FINDS NEW ALLUVIAL SOURCE FOR LARGE DIAMONDS

The tested area yielded 17 Specials including an exceptional 55 carat white gem
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November, 2018 / news

PRICES OF PINK AND BLUE DIAMONDS RISE IN Q3 2018

FANCY COLORED DIAMONDS
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October, 2018 / news

The Diamond Trade’s Provenance Challenge

Cold laser inscribed diamonds from DCLA
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October, 2018 / news

Diamond industry leaders collaborate to create Tracr blockchain platform

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, World Diamond Council System of Warranties and Responsible Jewellery Council Code of Practices.
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October, 2018 / news

Shift to Larger Diamonds Boosts Alrosa

Alrosa Rough Diamond production
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October, 2018 / news

Christie’s to Sell 24carat Marilyn Monroe Diamond

The 24.04 carat Moon of Baroda
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October, 2018 / news

177 Carat Diamond Among the Stars of the Arctic

177.71 carat rough diamond
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October, 2018 / news

Blue Diamond Sells for $14M at Sotheby’s

Sotheby's Blue Diamond Ring
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October, 2018 / news

Diavik ‘Stars Of The Arctic’ Provide Rough Diamond Tender Sparkle

Capella of the Actic , 24.82 carats, a yellow diamond
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September, 2018 / news

Fluorescence Has No Negative Impact on Diamond Colour

The Effect of Fluorescence on the Colour of a Diamond
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September, 2018 / news

Christie’s to auction largest, finest pink diamond in its history

The largest and finest fancy vivid pink diamond ever offered at auction by Christie's
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September, 2018 / news

Lucapa to Sell Large Stones

These include six type IIa white diamonds weighing 114 carats, 85 carats, 75 carats, 70 carats, 62 carats and 43 carats, as well as a 46-carat pink diamond.
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September, 2018 / news

China’s Fosun Buys 80% of IGI

International Gemological Institute Laboratory IGI
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September, 2018 / news

10 history-making pink diamonds sold at Christie’s

Christie’s jewellery specialist Marie-Cécile Cisamolo tells the stories of these and other fabulous pink diamonds that have bedazzled our salerooms
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September, 2018 / news

De Beers’ recent diamonds sale the worst in two years

De Beers Group provided Sightholders with the opportunity to re-phase the allocation of some smaller, lower value rough diamonds
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September, 2018 / news

Signet Open to Lab-Grown Diamonds

Gina Drosos at JCK
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September, 2018 / news

Frontier Diamonds uncovers huge 111ct gem at Bellsbank

Frontier Diamonds has uncovered an 111 carat diamond at its Bellsbank kimberlite pipe project in South Africa while processing kimberlite...
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September, 2018 / news

POZ Minerals to Bid for Ellendale Mine

Only a year ago, very few in the diamond industry would have heard of POZ Minerals. But the company, better...
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September, 2018 / news

De Beers Will Allow Buyers to Reject Cheap Diamonds

De Beers, which is famous for requiring buyers to take what’s offered
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August, 2018 / news

30 Carat Fancy Pink Set for Antwerp Sale

29.59 carat, fancy-pink rough stone in Antwerp
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August, 2018 / news

Yellow diamond yielding mine back on the market

Ellendale mine is located 120km east of Derby
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August, 2018 / news

Vast Resources Explores Potential Marange Mine

Marange Fields Zimbabwe
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August, 2018 / news

US change of ‘diamond’ definition has Indian exports worried

These stones have essentially the same optical, physical and chemical properties as mined diamonds
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August, 2018 / news

How to Remove a Stuck Ring Safely

A stuck ring can simply be the result of wearing a ring that's too small
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August, 2018 / news

ALROSA To Hold Auction Of Large Diamonds In Israel

Alrosa 83.5 carat rough diamond
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August, 2018 / news

Gem Diamonds big discoveries reach a dozen

The 138 carat, top white colour Type IIa diamond
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August, 2018 / news

GIA Spots Broken Diamond Glued Back Together

Graders noticed a large fracture and cavity on the table of the marquise-cut, 1.38-carat polished diamond submitted to the GIA
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August, 2018 / news

Manufactured diamonds will be to mined diamonds what Tudor is to Rolex

Manufactured diamonds will be to mined diamonds what Tudor is to Rolex
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August, 2018 / news

Pandora to Slash Nearly 400 Jobs

Pandora plans to lay off 397 employees after disappointing second quarter results
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August, 2018 / news

Lucapa Finds 3 More Special Diamonds at Mothae Mine

89 carat yellow stone from Mothae’s South East zone
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August, 2018 / news

Blue diamonds may be blue because of where they are formed

Blue Diamonds are the world’s most expensive diamonds
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July, 2018 / news

Gem Diamonds Recovers 101ct. Stone

Gem Diamonds 100.50 carat rough diamond
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July, 2018 / news

Jewellery insurance valuations

jewellery insurance valuations
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July, 2018 / news

Dubai Police recover $20 million diamond stolen from UAE-based company

Dubai Police recover $20 million diamond
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July, 2018 / news

Indian Banks Slash Lending by 10%

The diamond industry is witnessing a crisis of sorts, as the banks have curtailed lending to the traders
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July, 2018 / news

Emily Ratajkowski Unique Engagement Diamond Ring

double stone engagement ring
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July, 2018 / news

Rio Tinto to Sell Largest Argyle Vivid Pink

Rio Tinto will offer a 3.14-carat, vivid pink diamond at its 2018 tender
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July, 2018 / news

De Beers, Botswana Prep for New Sales Deal

Botswana has some leverage in the relationship with De Beers. It owns a 15% stake in the group, with Anglo American holding the remaining 85%.
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July, 2018 / news

Alrosa Finds Diamond Shaped Like Soccer Ball

Alrosa recovers soccer ball diamond
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July, 2018 / news

Sierra Leone Recovers 144 Carat Rough Diamond

144.12 carat rough diamond worth at least $600,000
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July, 2018 / news

95 carat diamond is company’s record sale

95 carat diamond value at US $2.5 to $3 million dollars
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June, 2018 / news

Israel to Polish Large Diamonds from China

Chinese diamantaires will send their large diamonds to be polished in Israel
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June, 2018 / news

Indian jewellers set dazzling record with ring containing 6,690 diamonds

6,690 diamonds set into an 18 karat rose gold ring shaped like a lotus flower
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June, 2018 / news

De Beers rough diamond sight grows to $575m

De Beers the world’s largest rough diamond producer by value
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June, 2018 / news

CAR Welcomes Progress Made At KP Intersessional Meeting

Central African Republic has agreed on shorter clearance deadlines for the export of diamonds
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June, 2018 / news

Losses Grow at South Africa’s Trans Hex

Losses at the discontinued operations grew 81%
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June, 2018 / news

The De Beers Retail division removes diamond from the name

De Beers public brand identity renamed De Beers Jewellers
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June, 2018 / news

Lucara Sells Two Huge Diamonds at $32M Tender

The tender included a 327 carat rough diamond that sold for over $10 million USD.
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June, 2018 / news

Lucapa gets another $2 million from Lulo diamonds sale

Angola based mine sells rough to the value of $15.9 million so far this year .
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June, 2018 / news

Petra Diamonds has secured $170 million to help lower debt

Petra Diamonds is owner of the iconic Cullinan mine
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June, 2018 / news

20ct. Flawless Diamond Leads Christie’s Sale

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction
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June, 2018 / news

Thieves Steal 20ct. Diamond at Vegas Show

Thieves Steal 20ct. Diamond
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June, 2018 / news

Botswana Diamonds picks up high potential kimberlite pipe in South Africa

Botswana Diamonds has been awarded the priority 2.5 ha Mooikloof kimberlite pipe concession
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June, 2018 / news

Zimbabwe Forecasts Surge in Diamond Output

Zimbabwe’s rough diamond production output will grow at an average of 21% per year from 3 million carats in 2018
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May, 2018 / news

De Beers to Sell Diamonds Made in a Lab

De Beers to Sell Diamonds Made in a Laboratory
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May, 2018 / news

Royal Diamond Tiara to be sold by Christie’s

The Belle Époque diamond tiara
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May, 2018 / news

9ct. Synthetic Sets ‘World Record’

9.04 carat VS2 clarity Laboratory Grown Diamond
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May, 2018 / news

Petra Diamonds needs to raise $178 million to urgently cut debt

Mining firm Petra Diamonds said it aims to raise $178 million to help cut its debt burden
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May, 2018 / news

HOW TO BUY A LABORATORY GROWN DIAMOND

NEX diamonds are type 2A diamonds the best laboratory created diamonds
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May, 2018 / news

Forevermark Unveils New Concept Store in China

De Beers Forevermark China
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May, 2018 / news

115 carat top white diamond recovered by Gem Diamonds

115 carat top white colour Type IIa diamond
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May, 2018 / news

Date set for Mugabe diamonds hearing

Robert Mugabe to give evidence on Wednesday about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule.
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May, 2018 / news

Rare Diamonds Blow Away Estimates at Sotheby’s

The 6.16 ct. Farnese Blue nabbed $6.7 million ($1.09 million per ct.), a substantial improvement over its $3.6 million $5.2 million estimate. Its buyer was anonymous.
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May, 2018 / news

Blues Lead Fancy Colour Prices

2.10 carats, with fancy vivid blue color and VS1 clarity, the other weighing 1.98 carats, with D color and VS1 clarit
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May, 2018 / news

Save Thousands On An Engagement Ring

Save on diamond engagement rings
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May, 2018 / news

Diamond Organizations Launch Banking Platform

Diamond & Jewellery Financing 2018 Mitigating Risks Efficiently
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May, 2018 / news

Robert Mugabe’s appearance in diamonds inquiry delayed

The 94 year old Mugabe had been summoned to appear before the mines and energy committee on Wednesday.
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May, 2018 / news

The Farnese Blue diamond

The Farnese Blue diamond
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May, 2018 / news

Sarine Secures First Retailer for 4Cs Grading

Sarine Technologies’ 4Cs diamond grading reports.
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May, 2018 / news

Lucapa recovers large pink diamond in Angola

46 carat pink diamond recovered from Mining Block 4 at Lucapa's Lulo project.
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April, 2018 / news

Kimberley Diamonds’ Botswana Mine to Be Auctioned Online

Kimberley Diamonds Ltd was placed under judicial management in June
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April, 2018 / news

Lucara Diamond Corp. Finds 327-Carat Top White Gem At Karowe Mine

Lucara Recovers a 327 Carat Rough Diamond
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April, 2018 / news

Labs Refute Claims HPHT Escaping Detection

Major gemological laboratories have rebuffed claims that detection machines are failing to spot synthetic diamonds that have undergone irradiation.
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April, 2018 / news

Petra Diamonds record output

Petra Diamonds climbed almost 8% on Monday
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April, 2018 / news

De Beers to Sell Diamonds from Artisanal Miners

De Beers announced plans to work with artisanal miners in Sierra Leone to ensure their diamonds are ethically sourced and...
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April, 2018 / news

$5.3 USD Million Record Price for a Fancy Intense Blue

Fancy Intense Blue Diamond has sold for more than $5.3 million.
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April, 2018 / news

Rosy Blue to Buy Stake in Leo Schachter

Rosy Blue has agreed to acquire a minority share in Leo Schachter diamonds
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April, 2018 / news

Costco is selling diamonds worth $400,000 ‘between bulk AA batteries and dustpans’

Costco is selling diamonds between bulk AA batteries and dustpans
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April, 2018 / news

Lab Finds 3ct. Synthetic Diamond with Fake Report

Synthetic diamond masquerading as a natural stone, complete with a forged inscription and a falsified report.
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April, 2018 / news

Third largest diamond ever for Lucara Diamonds

472 carat, top light brown gem diamond.
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April, 2018 / news

12.02 carat Fancy Vivid Pink

Internally Flawless Vivid Pink Diamond
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March, 2018 / news

8ct Pink Diamond Ring to be Auctioned at Christie’s

8.42 carat fancy intense pink diamond ring
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March, 2018 / news

Royal Blue Diamond Surfaces After 300 Years

6.16 carat, fancy dark grey blue stone originally given to Queen Elisabeth Farnese of Spain
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March, 2018 / news

Plane loses £263m cargo of gold and diamonds during take off

Yakutsk is in Siberia's diamond producing region.
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March, 2018 / news

“The Lesotho Legend” sells for $40 million

Gem Diamonds recovered the 910 carat rough diamond in January.
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March, 2018 / news

Type of ice found trapped in a diamond new to science

Ice VII inclusions found within diamond
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March, 2018 / news

Gem Diamonds sixth large rough diamond for this year

152 carat D colour type IIa diamond
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March, 2018 / news

Firestar Chief Speaks Out on Modi Crisis

Firestar Diamond and its affiliates, following their bankruptcy filing in the wake of fraud allegations against their ultimate owner Nirav Modi
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February, 2018 / news

Israel Gives $284M Boost to Diamond Trade

The Israeli government has pledged $284 million (NIS 1 billion) to guarantee bank loans to diamond companies in an effort...
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February, 2018 / news

Lucapa recovers more diamonds at Lesotho mine

Australia’s Lucapa Diamonds Lesotho
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February, 2018 / news

World’s largest rarest and most valuable D Flawless round diamond

The 102.34 carat D colour Flawless Round Diamond Could beat the world record price of $33.7 million
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January, 2018 / news

New Guidelines Clarify: ‘Diamond’ Means ‘Natural’

The document stipulates that the words “diamond” and “gemstone” imply natural origin.
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January, 2018 / news

De Beers Will Start Auctioning Other Mines Goods

De Beers Rough Diamonds
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January, 2018 / news

NY Diamond Dealers Club Opens New Trading Floor

Diamond Dealers Club in New York
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January, 2018 / news

Diamond Miner Gem Diamonds Finding More Huge Stones

Gem Diamonds has recovered another 100 carat plus rough diamond this year.
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January, 2018 / news

Historic 910 carat, The Fifth Largest Diamond Recovered

910-carat diamond from its Letšeng mine
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January, 2018 / news

GIA Unveils Plans for Labs in Surat and Antwerp

GIA has secured premises for two new locations
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January, 2018 / news

Two 100 carat plus rough diamonds recovered at Lesotho mine

Gem Diamonds at the Lesotho mine in southern Africa
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January, 2018 / news

$16.5 Million for 476 Carat Meya Prosperity Diamond

Graff Jewellers buys 476 Carat Meya Prosperity Diamond
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December, 2017 / news

Jewelry Buyers Still Desire In-Store Experience

Consumers still prefer speaking with jewelers before making a purchase, despite the recent rise in online purchases, a survey has found.
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December, 2017 / news

Rough Demand Stable at $450M De Beers Sight

De Beers reported steady demand for rough diamonds
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December, 2017 / news

Yellow Diamonds Sell At Bonhams

A collection of Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamonds
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December, 2017 / news

Graff Blue Diamond Ring Fetches $12.5 Million

Diamond Ring Fetches $12.5 Million
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December, 2017 / news

Graff Blue Diamond Ring To Lead Christie’s Auction

Fancy colour diamonds will lead Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale
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December, 2017 / news

Peace Diamond Sells For $6.5 million at auction

Named the Peace Diamond the 709 carat rough diamond is the 14th largest ever recovered.
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December, 2017 / news

Lab-Grown Diamonds Become a Bandwagon

Virtual lab-grown diamond bourse, called the Lab Grown Diamond Network
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November, 2017 / news

Rapaport Launches Diamond Education Platform

Rapaport Group is pleased to announce the launch of Rapaport Academy
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November, 2017 / news

The Pink Promise Has Sold For Nearly $32 Million

14.93 Carat Vivid Pink Diamond, The Pink Promise.
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November, 2017 / news

Prince Harry Designs Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Meghan Markle shows off her wedding ring with Prince Harry
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November, 2017 / news

Letšeng Finds Seventh Big Diamond of the Year

Diamond Miner Gem Diamonds has found a 202 carat rough diamond at its Letšeng mine
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November, 2017 / news

Debmarine Splashes $142M on Diamond Ship

De Beers is planning to add the world’s largest custom built diamond mining vessel to its fleet at a cost of $142 million.
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November, 2017 / news

Diamond Producers Association launches India operations

ALROSA, De Beers, Dominion Diamond, Gem Diamonds, Lucara Diamond, Petra Diamonds and Rio Tinto back the Diamond Producers Association
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November, 2017 / news

Rough Trade Cautious at $455M De Beers Sale

De Beers’ November sight closed with a value of $455 million — 4% lower than the same period a year ago.
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November, 2017 / news

$33.8 Million For The 163 Carat Flawless Diamond At Geneva Auction

163 Carat D colour 11A type flawless diamond
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November, 2017 / news

Synthetic Diamond Fraudulently Inscribed To Match Natural Diamond Report

Diamond Fraudulently Inscribed To Match GIA Diamond Report
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November, 2017 / news

Another Massive Diamond Recovered

The 476 Carat stone ranks as the fifth largest rough ever found in Sierra Leone.
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November, 2017 / news

CIBJO And The IDC Agree On Diamond Terminology

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and the International Diamond Council (IDC)
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November, 2017 / news

Three large diamonds Recovered at Jubilee Pipe

Alrosa the Russian miner and top diamond producer by output, recovered three gem quality large rough diamonds.
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November, 2017 / news

Fancy Colour Diamond Price Index Climbs Slightly In Q3

Fancy Colour Diamond Prices
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November, 2017 / news

Diamond fluorescence

There is common misconception that a diamond exhibiting fluorescence under ultra violet light has some kind of defect or transparency issue.
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November, 2017 / news

Victor Mine To Be Closed By De Beers in 2019

Production will cease at the De Beers Victor mine in Canada in 2019
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November, 2017 / news

$42M Expected For Pink Diamond At Christie’s Auction

Oval Cut Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond
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October, 2017 / news

De Beers Will Close Four Namibian Diamond Mines

Due to resources dwindling Beers’ joint ventures will close four diamond mines by 2022.
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October, 2017 / news

Vivid Yellow Diamond Recovered By Alrosa

A 34.17 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Rough Diamond was recovered by Almazy Anabara a mining company affiliate of Alrosa.
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October, 2017 / news

De Grisogono Diamond Could Sell for Over $30M

The De Grisogono Diamond Emerald Cut 163 carat
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October, 2017 / news

Harry Winston Showcase Signature Design Timepieces

Premier watch collection by Harry Winston
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October, 2017 / news

De Beers’ $370M Sight Reflects Slow Rough Market

De Beers’ October sight closed with a value of $370 million
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October, 2017 / news
Happy Diwali
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October, 2017 / news

Rapaport to Auction Historic Sierra Leone 709ct. Peace Diamond

14th Largest Rough Diamond ever discovered worldwide
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October, 2017 / news

37 carat Pink Diamond Up for Sale

Sotheby’s Auctioneers announced the upcoming auction of the Raj Pink diamond.
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October, 2017 / news

Petra Diamonds shares drop

More trouble for diamond miner Petra Diamonds yesterday after it warned it is heading into financial trouble with its lenders.
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October, 2017 / news

13 Carat Diamond Sold By Merlin

Merlin Diamonds has a sold a rough white diamond for $157,880
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September, 2017 / news

163ct D Flawless Diamond to be Auctioned at Christie’s

The emerald cut diamond weighing 163.41 carats will be the largest D colour flawless diamond to appear at an auction.
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September, 2017 / news

Graff pays $53m for historic diamond

1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough Diamond
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September, 2017 / news

Young Rough Diamonds Discovered

Geologists have discovered what they refer to as young diamonds, after analyzing a number of rough diamonds.
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September, 2017 / news

Alrosa Russian Diamond Miner Recovers 27.85 carat pink diamond

Exceptional Large Pink Diamond Discovered in Russia Could Be Most Expensive ever by Alrosa
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September, 2017 / news

Botswana Wants Option to Buy Unusually Big Diamonds

The world's second largest 1,109 carat rough diamond discovered two years ago
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September, 2017 / news

SELLING YOUR DIAMOND ?

DCLA Experts can help you sell or auction your diamond jewellery and get you the best value
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September, 2017 / news

Petra Diamonds suspends operations at its Tanzania mine

The Tanzanian governments confrontational approach to miners operating in the country including Petra Diamonds, has led to Petra suspending operations at its mine.
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September, 2017 / news

Bespoke Diamond Jewellery

DCLA Diamond Exchange one off handmade, commissioned jewellery. Handmade Jewellery is produced in Sydney Australia
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September, 2017 / news

Zimbabwe ruling elite linked to disappearing diamonds

Top security and political leaders steeling Zimbabwe's diamond reserves anti-corruption group alleges.
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September, 2017 / news

Tanzania confiscates diamonds from British mining company

The Tanzanian government has announced the seizure of diamonds worth an estimated $29.5 million after accusing British company Petra Diamonds
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September, 2017 / news

Classic car prices drop but diamonds and wine shine

Old Master paintings and classic cars have lost the luster, But the uber rich have seen their jewellery, fine wine and musical instruments jump in value again.
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September, 2017 / news

Diamond stockpiles Increase In Indian Companies

A US slowdown in demand for polished diamonds is gradually building up inventories at Indian jewellery manufacturing companies, leading to a decline in diamond prices by as much as seven percent this month.
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September, 2017 / news

Diamond Futures Exchange Launches In India

To help the Diamond industry limit losses when polished prices fluctuate. The Indian Commodity Exchange has launched the first diamond futures trading contract.
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August, 2017 / news

De Beers Raises Marketing Budget to USD $140M

De Beers marketing spend this years is more than $140 million, This is the biggest De Beers push in a decade.
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August, 2017 / news

Taylor Swift’s diamond filled bathtub

In Taylor Swift's new music video for "Look What You Made Me Do." The pop star is seen sitting in a bathtub full of diamonds.
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August, 2017 / news

Sarine Technologies moves into Diamond Grading

Sarine Technologies the world leader in diamond measuring and assessing is expanding its diamond report. It will include the 4C's quality grades including the diamond’s cut, color, clarity and carat weight. This will be done using its own automated grading tools.
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August, 2017 / news

The Asscher Cut Diamond, A Royal diamond cut.

The Asscher Cut Diamond, A Royal diamond cut, With the most light return of all step cut diamond shapes. The...
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August, 2017 / news

Michael Hill’s US Sales Fall

Michael Hill’s US sales dropped in the past fiscal year as the Australia-based jeweler struggled in the key market.
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August, 2017 / news

Seven Diamonds Over 50 Carats Recovered By Lucapa

Lucapa Diamond Company announced Thursday it has recovered seven stones exceeding 50 carats
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August, 2017 / news

Costco to Pay Tiffany $19M

Costco Wholesale Corporation ordered to pay Tiffany & Co
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August, 2017 / news

2.11 carat Everglow Fancy Red Argyle Diamond

the Argyle Everglow Red Diamond
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July, 2017

Brink’s Low Value Parcel Shipping

A better service and more secure way to send goods to the DCLA. Brink's Low Value Parcel Shipping: Brink’s Connect...
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July, 2017

Diamonds are all billions of years old

How you can re-purpose your existing diamonds. DCLA helps you certificate and then DCLA Diamonds helps design your ring or...
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July, 2017

Another large gem diamond recovered at Lesotho mine

Gem Diamonds found the high quality 126 carat, D colour Type IIa rock at Letšeng. Gem Diamonds unveiled Thursday a...
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June, 2017

Gem Diamonds finds two large rocks at flagship mine in Lesotho

Africa focused Gem Diamonds has discovered two diamonds bigger than 100 carats at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, which should...
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June, 2017

Kimberley Diamonds closes its last mine

Controversial Australia-based miner Kimberley Diamonds has put its last remaining diamond mine into administration after it failed to secure fresh...
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June, 2017

DE BEERS GOES TO COURT OVER SOUTH AFRICA EXPORT LEVY

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is reportedly appealing to the Pretoria High Court in South Africa to set aside a...
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May, 2017

Sotheby’s sells the Apollo and Artemis diamonds for £44.9 million

The pair is made up of one Fancy Vivid blue diamond named Apollo, which sold for 41.9 million Swiss Francs...
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May, 2017

US Wobble Takes Shine off Pandora Sales

Pandora reported strong growth in the first quarter, but US store closures and sluggish mall traffic dented its performance stateside....
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